Avenue Clinic

Avenue Clinic

Meet The Team

Dimi Argyros

Dimi has over 20 years experience as an Osteopath and is passionate about treating the whole person. She enjoys treating all ages but finds treating babies to be particularly rewarding because the whole family often seems to benefit.

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Gemma Piercey

Gemma is an Osteopath with more than 7 years experience working in the NHS and on Island. She is a keen hockey player and it is her enthusiasm for sport that leads to her interest in treating sports injuries.

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Emeline Muhawenimana

Emeline loves the diversity of each patient and takes a holistic approach to each treatment placing great emphasis on patient education as this is a sure way of achieving and maintaining good health.

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Jo Vessey

Jo our acupuncturist trained at the University of Westminster in London graduating in 1999 with a BSc in Traditional Chinese medicine: Acupuncture. After qualifying she returned to Guernsey and has been practising at Queens Road Medical Practice for the last 16 years and at Avenue Clinic since it opened 5 years ago.

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Janine Santer

Janine has strong manual skills and a rehabilitation background which means she can contribute to the entire patient journey.  She has worked extensively and collaboratively with some of the leading Orthopaedic and Neuro Surgeons in England and feels privileged to have worked with a wide spectrum of patients across the globe.

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Elaine Strappini

Elaine is a Neurophysiotherapist, she can help people with neurological conditions such as Stroke, MS, Parkinson’s disease and Traumatic Brain Injury move and function more freely.

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Hannah Lord

Hannah has a wealth of knowledge and experience that can help both children and adults who have a respiratory condition such as COPD (emphysema/chronic bronchitis), asthma, chronic cough, unexplained episodes of breathlessness and air hunger, and bronchiectasis, to live well and be more in control of their lung condition.

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Nicki Bolingbroke

Nicki graduated in 1992 and arrived in Guernsey in 1994. Since arriving she’s developed a keen interest in shoulder rehabilitation and sports injuries and more recently, has become passionate about cycling and related lower limb pathologies. She is a qualified BikeFitPro.

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Lisa Smith

Lisa trained at Manchester University and qualified in 2000. Lisa then worked for the NHS as a senior physiotherapist and in private Practice for 13 years. This is where she gained special interests in musculo-skeletal disorders, in particular Shoulder Rehabilitation , vestibular rehabilitation , Back rehabilitation for patients with Chronic back pain and acupuncture.

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Shane Clarke

Shane has been practicing on the Island as a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor for many years and recently retrained to become a Nutritional Therapist .

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Sarah Thackeray

Sarah is our massage therapist and reflexologist. She works in an holistic way, considering each client’s individual needs – physically, emotionally and energetically. She enjoys helping patients to achieve and maintain a balanced physical wellbeing.

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Andrew Shilling

Andrew is a Podiatrist/Chiropodist who promotes preventive foot health care and early intervention wherever possible. He takes the patient’s lifestyle and activities into account and also works with other professionals to help ensure the best treatment plan.

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Sarah Craske

Sarah is a qualified and experienced family, couple and individual Psychotherapist. She sees people with a very wide range of personal, emotional and relationship problems. Sarah practices a number of models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which is effective for a range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression and employment related stress. (the above is a stock photo and not an actual photo of Sarah).

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Claire de Gruchy

Since 2003, as a Neuro-Developmental Therapist, Claire has been working with children and adults with a range of developmental and learning difficulties, using movement exercise programmes and specialised listening programmes. In April 2010, she qualified as a Health Kinesiology Practitioner and became a Kinesiology Federation Associate and later a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

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Dan Bihet

As a Guernsey local, Dan enjoys the pace and beauty of Island life; only leaving to further his education in the UK. He completed his Masters Level Osteopathy degree in 2017 from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy in London. This added to his Honours degree in Sports Therapy, where he worked with a number […]

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Ricky Brown

Ricky combines his Osteopathic skills and knowledge as an Exercise Specialist to help people improve strength and movement after injury. Ricky will provide a tailored movement assessment that focuses on the physical activities you engage in.

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Zara Betts

Zara graduated as a Speech and Language Therapist from The University of Manchester in 2005. She has experience supporting children aged 0-11 years with a range of difficulties including delayed speech and language skills, social communication difficulties and dysfluency (stammering). Zara likes to take a family centered approach working closely with parents/carers, education and health professionals and she also has a keen interest in providing training to nursery and education staff.

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From the blog...

Skiing/Snowboarding injuries and prevention

Thousands of skiers and snowboards enjoy the snow-sports every year; of these very few prepare for the physical demand these sports place on the body. We take a look at common injuries, their causes and prevention. Free Downloadable skiing/snowboarding preparation programme.

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Diabetic Foot Checks by Podiatrist, Andrew Shilling

Our Podiatrist, Andrew Shilling, carries out diabetic foot checks. Here’s an explanation¬†why these are important and what you can expect. “People with diabetes have a much greater risk of developing problems with their feet, due to the damage raised blood sugars can cause to sensation and circulation. So make sure you get a quality foot […]

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How to help your child use more words and sentences

As a Speech and Language Therapist we see lots of children who are understanding what is being said to them, but are not yet using many words. Here are a few ideas to encourage children to begin using spoken words and phrases. How can I help my child to use words? Get face to face […]

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Supporting Attention and Listening Skills in Young Children

What is attention and listening? Attention and listening is being able to listen and focus on specific tasks or sounds. It can be a tricky skill for young children to learn, but underpins so much of their learning. Good attention and listening skills help with: Social skills Understanding language Following instructions Learning to communicate Speech […]

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